Are your clothes making you unwell?

Are your clothes making you unwell?

Clothes are supposed to make you look fantastic. However, did you know that they could also be making you unwell?

From mild allergic reactions to cancer, your clothes could be exposing you to many dangerous illnesses. The reason for this is the laundry detergent that you use to wash your clothes with. Yes, believe it or not, your laundry detergent is to blame! Laundry detergents are supposed to clean clothes but unfortunately, they do much more. Containing a mix of toxic chemicals, these detergents leave harmful residues on clothes, which you are exposed to as soon as you wear them. A few of the chemicals are:

Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS):

SLS is a surfactant. It is used in household cleaning supplies such as laundry detergents to emulsify oil and water which makes the process of cleaning happen more effectively. It is also used as a foaming agent. However, SLS is known to be a human skin irritant. Its residue can cause allergies ranging from mild to severe as well as conditions like eczema.


This is a chemical used as a solvent in laundry detergents. What makes it really toxic is that you can not only easily absorb it through your skin but also just by inhaling it! It is known as a human carcinogen and it can have severe effects like cancer and anorexia.


Bleach is also known as sodium hypochlorite. It is used to make clothes whiter. However, it is corrosive by nature and can cause severe burns and even asthma in human beings.

 The above are a few of the most harmful chemicals that are used in laundry detergents. These chemicals remain as residues on your clothes. They are even more toxic when your clothes get damp, for example when you sweat, because they are more easily absorbed by you. If you have infants or pets in your house, then these chemicals can harm them in the same manner as well!

However, the upside is that you can always avoid these chemicals completely. Instead of using these detergents, you can use natural laundry detergents such as Proklean’s Fabric Detergent, ProFab. Made with bio-based ingredients, ProFab does not have any chemicals such as bleach in it. It is low foaming and completely non-toxic. It powerfully cleans clothes and can be used for clothes worn by your infants or pets as well! In this way, you can make sure that your clothes do not make you unwell. You can go ahead and fall in glove with your clothes again!

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